We are in the midst of a pandemic. It is spreading wildly and out of control.
Wearing masks and social distancing are proven methods to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. Yet there are people who refuse to act responsibly.
There are people who won’t just wear the damn masks. They claim it is an infringement on their civil rights. They don’t respect the need to social distance. They defy government orders against congregating in large numbers. They put everyone’s life at risk.
I don’t understand people who refuse to do what science tells us will help prevent the needless deaths of hundreds of thousands of American citizens.
I understand these people exist. I’ve encountered them. But I don’t understand how they can be so blind. They are sheep repeating the talking points of a con man who has convinced them that the coronavirus is just a “Democratic Hoax.”
That’s what they call it – a “Democratic Hoax.” A fantasy that will just magically go away.
But the numbers don’t lie. 3,000 Americans a day are dying. We have already lost more people to COVID than we lost in the entirety of the Vietnam War. COVID-19 is now the leading cause of death in the U.S., topping heart disease. Americans are now dying from COVID at a rate of two people per minute.
And even though just as many Trump supporters as Trump haters are dying of the virus, the supporters are still in denial. These people are literally going to their graves swearing the virus killing them doesn’t exist.
Why? Because Donald Trump said so.
Let’s think about this.
Donald Trump speaks at a fourth-grade level.
Donald Trump writes at a second-grade level.
Donald Trump had to pay someone to take his SATs to get into college.
Donald Trump’s college professor stated publicly that Donald was the dumbest student he had ever had in his entire career.
Donald Trump’s only contribution to battling the pandemic was to suggested people inject themselves with Clorox bleach.
Who on earth would follow what the village idiot Donald Trump says over doctors, scientists, and infectious disease specialists? Sadly, there are people that dumb.
These sheep don’t even realize how dumb they are. They don’t recognize that the rest of the world laughs at their ignorance and blind obedience of a would-be Führer.
In the epitome of irony, they talk of American pride while suckling off the teat of a Russian asset while dressed in the cheapest of Made in China hats bearing the MAGA mark of the beast.
He has these followers hoodwinked like a cult leader.
Trump lost the popular vote by over 7 million ballots. A candidate must have 270 Electoral College votes. Biden secured 306. Trump secured 232.
For the benefit of the graduates of Trump University let me point out that Biden’s 306 Electoral College votes is more than 270 votes necessary to win. In other words…Biden won.
In fact, Biden didn’t just win. He won by a record-setting landslide. Over 80 million U.S. citizens cast their ballots for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. That is more votes than any Presidential candidate in the history of U.S. politics has received.
Yet Donald Trump refuses to concede the race. He makes comical claims that he won, spouting conspiracy theories involving Republican Governors, the FBI, and the Justice Department plotting against him according to plans laid out by Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez.
Rather than debunk the whole malarky theory piece by piece, I’ll just point out that Chavez died in 2013. Do we really need to go any further into the validity of Trump’s wild claims?
The answer is: No. But there are two reasons that we do not need to dissect every single one of Trump’s lies. It comes down to two types of people.
There are those people that believe facts, and there are people who believe lies.
As Mark Twain observed, “It’s Easier to Fool People Than It Is to Convince Them That They Have Been Fooled.” This is particularly true of Trump followers.
People who believe facts recognized that Donald Trump has told over 25,000 lies since taking office – as faithfully tabulated by the highly respected Washington Post.
On the flip side, you have people that wave Trump flags from their trucks, watch FOX News, and spit out the word liberal as if it were a disease despite not actually knowing what the word means. These are the people that believe all 25,000 of Trump’s lies over the past 4 years. These are the sheeple of the Cult of Trump.
So, we don’t have to debunk every segment of Trump’s illogical and deranged claims that he won the election because those that believe facts are going to know he’s full of crap, and those that follow the Cult of Trump are going to swallow as much of that dung as Trump can spoon feed them.
Trump has given up on governing the country through this pandemic. He is instead setting as many roadblocks as possible in the way of the Biden administration in hopes of causing delays getting a COVID-19 vaccine to the people. He hasn’t been to a COVID-19 briefing in months.
It would be so easy for Trump to encourage people to wear masks and follow CDC recommendations. But he doesn’t. He doesn’t care. He would rather people die than he admit that the “Democratic Hoax” is real, because that would be to admit that his poor leadership has cost hundreds of thousands of lives.
Please. Wear a damn mask.
Peace. Love. Trust.
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